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Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 XSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)07Points
Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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10PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A30 X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)vsRedmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)10 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
+165 grams (5.78 ounces)21%
Lighter
vs199 grams (6.97 ounces)
+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)16%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+403 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs395 PPI
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 13MP
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core29%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (106GB available)108%
More internal storage for applications and files
6.4"vs+6.53"2%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 16MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP187%
Higher resolution main camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4000 mAhvs+5020 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+18W20%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

36 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
1080x2340 pixels
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+29 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
ModelGalaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A30 SM-A305F Single-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 M2003J15SC, M2003J15SS
Country or region availableSouth AfricaAngola
South Africa, Angola
ChinaIndia
China, India
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateMarch, 2019April, 2020
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)199 grams (6.97 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2ARM Mali-G52 MC2 1Ghz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.4" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz, 450 nits
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps800/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm118º
2MP macrof/2.41.75µmAF
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.7µm
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.3 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.06" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- Display FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5020 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
Talk time autonomy1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.84W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.246W/kg (head) | 1.165W/kg (body)0.8W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)
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